Spin Art Empowers Your Inner Child

I miss the old days when I was a preschooler in art class and we’d take a piece of paper, spin it around, and splash paint on its surface, watching as deep ellipses, ovals, and circles would form from the circular motion. Spin Art ($1.99) is a safe, non-toxic, and best yet, non-messy way of creating fun art within your iPhone.

Choose a color and draw to start. Or spin the canvas and then choose a color, drawing as the canvas spins and spins. The artwork you create is precious. You can save the resulting image to your photo library and are even encouraged to upload your creations to the app’s Flickr group at http://flickr.com/groups/spinart.

Fun game? You bet. I’m having a ton of fun drawing and spinning beautiful pictures, including the one associated with this post. My son’s a mere 3 months old, but I totally can see this being one of the first “games” I’ll let him play on my iPod. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it. I know I did.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.